After making the Club World Cup, Al Hilal players were awarded a substantial sum of $266,500 by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
Al Hilal are set to meet European champions Real Madrid in the Club World Cup final. The Saudi club will be boosted by the huge sum of reward Prince Alwaleed bin Talal awarded them.
First Saudi club to make the Club World Cup final
The first Saudi club to ever make it into the Club World Cup final gets awarded by Saudi Prince and billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal one million Ryials which amounts to $266,500.
The Saudi club won their match against South America’s champions Flamengo in a thrilling match that ended 3-2.
Prince Alwaleed is a big supporter of Al Hilal. The chairman of the Kingdom Holding Co Alwaleed also promised a similar reward if they manage to stun Real Madrid in the final.
Also reportedly, each player will get awarded half that amount from Saudi Arabia’s minister of sports. The sports minister Prince Abdulaziz al-Faisal rejoiced in Al Hilal’s win over Flamengo, saying: “The win is a tangible confirmation of the great distinction that Saudi sports has experienced recently.”
Saudi Arabia’s skipper and World Cup star managed a brace from the spot against Flamengo. Luciano Vietto managed a third against a 10-man Flamengo in the second half who saw midfielder Gerson get sent off.
Flamengo boss Vitor Pereira was furious with the refereeing of the match.
“We were ready to play Al Hilal but were not ready for a refereeing that was not up to the standards of the competition,” Pereira told reporters in Tangier on Tuesday.